Army, Presidio celebrate women of character, courage, commitment
March 21, 2014
By U.S. Army
- The Presidio celebrates Women's History Month 4 p.m. March 27 at the Tin Barn.
March is Women's History Month; a time to celebrate the contribution and honor the sacrifices and accomplishments of women who not only shaped the Army, but the country as well.
Across many years and cultures, women have fought to be educated, empowered, and treated equal to their male counterparts.
After the American Revolution, basic educational opportunities for men and women were created as a safeguard for democracy. That commitment to education laid the foundation for women to make indelible contributions in every field, including national security and defense.
WHAT HAS THE ARMY DONE?
Army leadership has asked the entire Army family to honor publicly, women's contributions by encouraging all leaders from across the Army to plan and execute appropriate commemorative activities to celebrate Women's History Month.
Therefore, during March, the Army highlights and honor women and their military and civil service, at all levels by telling their story in command information products.
Army installations throughout the world will honor female Soldiers and Army civilians for their accomplishments during the month.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO THE ARMY?
Throughout the Army's nearly two-and-a-half-century history, women have served the nation valiantly and with distinction, in times of peace and war.
Americans have all benefitted tremendously from the distinguished service and selfless sacrifice of women at all levels of the Army and the nation.
The Army remains immensely proud of the accomplishments and the sacrifices of these brave women as they continue to courageously serve as Soldiers, civilians and family members.